Sunday Stickies is a column where we reflect on the past week and pen those thoughts down on sticky pads. Expect notes to ourselves and others, advice, reminders for the week ahead, quotes, and anything random actually.
We decided to take things slow in the office this week before the whirlwind of activities hit us in July. A little rest can go a long, long way. We feel that it is important to add in pockets of rest in our busy schedule to ensure we don't burn out in the long run. Currently, July is looking very busy in comparison to the first half of the year and we are excited to participate in art markets after a month of hiatus. Do keep a lookout for our next few pop-up events!
Singapore's weather has been real good for the past couple of days and we are hoping the cool weather will stay with us for a while more. Cool weather makes everything better, right? Because of the nice weather, we opened the windows for fresh cool air more often this week and we caught a stunning sunset on Thursday! What a beautiful end to a rather slow working day!
Min: My love for junk food is real and this is my confession. We have two containers of salted egg chips and fish skin in the office and I can't stop looking at it. While happiness is a bowl of tasty and hearty salad, true happiness also comes in the form of chips. This is my kind of balance in life. I am a true-blue snacker and I have tried replacing my snack box with blueberries, nuts, and granola but that didn't stop me from binging on unhealthy snacks.
My other crazy junk food addiction is instant noodles. I have to actively walk away from the instant noodle aisle in a grocery store. Whenever my neighbours cook instant noodles, my brain, nose, and stomach goes crazy. Trust me, when I say I have to fight my cravings. I love the idea of having a good salad for lunch because it seems to curb my unhealthy salt cravings. I think it is all in my mind. I can do this!
Jia: Whoop, it has been an exciting week for me in both good and bad ways. My days were carried by an undercurrent of drowsiness due to staying up till the wee hours of the morning for the UEFA Euro matches. Yes, along with my boyfriend, we belong to the clique of crazy people who stays up to watch the live football matches at midnight and 3am in the morning. My sleepiness also emphasised the fact that my heydays of being able to function properly without sleep is pretty much over. I am getting old. Face the truth, Jia!
The lack of sleep is also disrupting the recovery of my facial skin which, due to negligence, is currently going insane. Allergies are the worst, especially those that are self-inflicted. What am I allergic to? Tea tree oil. I was so determined to try my sister’s newest tea tree oil facial wash that I convinced myself that a few seconds of contact with it wouldn’t affect me. NOPE. How bad was my allergic reaction? Let’s just say that my sister is convinced that my skin is scarred for life and Min has her hawk eye on me to ensure that I don’t scratch my face. Yikes.
How was your week? :)
With Love, Min+Jia.
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